The good times keep on rolling for fans of the Dragon Ball franchise. On top of getting all new animated movies in the last couple years (the newest one slated to hit sometime later this year), it’s now been announced that a new series is debuting this Summer in Japan. Dragon Ball Super, as the show’s being called, is based on a new story from the series creator Akira Toriyama, and will take place after the defeat of Majin Buu during a time of peace in the world. Anime News Network got some more information as well:
Fuji TV producer Osamu Nozaki commented on the new series as well, saying, “As I read the plot [of the series] I’ve already received from Akira Toriyama, my dreams for this begin to expand. An enemy even stronger than Buu or Freeza may appear…”
So this show will serve as a direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z, and not have much of anything to do with the Dragon Ball GT series that ran during 1996-97 (which is a good thing). There’ve been hints and rumors about the possibility of a new show for years now, but finally it’s going to happen, and I couldn’t be happier. Hopefully the show does well and is a fitting companion to the series so many fans know and love.
There’s no word yet on when the series will make it’s way to the States, but considering it’s immense popularity, and how quickly the new movies have been translated, I wouldn’t imagine it will be very long. What do you guys think, are you excited for a new Dragon Ball series?